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Luxor Massacre

Attack

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Gamaa al-Islamiyya
Other OrganizationEgyptian Islamic Jihad
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Means of AttackSmall arms fire, knives
TargetTourists
LocationHatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings, Near Luxor, Egypt
Time Nov. 17, 1997
Victim Deaths62
Attacker Deaths6
 
 
Narrative and Notes
ReliableSix terrorists, disguised as security guards, attacked tourists at one of Egypt's most popular sites. Most of the dead were European; the majority were Swiss.

Four Egyptians were among the victims.

The six terrorists were later killed, possibly in a gun battle with security forces.
 
 
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